‘Come Home’ tickets on sale now

Published 3:00 am Thursday, March 10, 2016

The We Piddle Around Theatre will host the award winning ‘Come Home, It’s Suppertime’ play in April.

The We Piddle Around Theatre will host the award winning ‘Come Home, It’s Suppertime’ play in April.

The curtain will go up on the 15th year of Alabama’s Official Folklife Play, “Come Home, It’s Suppertime” on Thursday, April 7 at the We Piddle Around Theater in Brundidge.

The spring season of “Come Home” will run six nights, April 7, 8 and 9 and 14, 15 and 16. Doors open at 6:30 nightly. Tickets are on sale by calling 334-344-9427 or 685-5524.

Cathie Steed, event ticket chair, said ticket prices remain the same at $25.

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“The purpose of the folklife play has never been to make money,” Steed said. “We are a historical society dedicated to promoting and preserving the physical and cultural heritage of our community. So, we keep our tickets prices as affordable as possible.”

Tickets include the pre-show music by The Benton Brothers & Company, a full country supper with dessert served family style and the award-winning play, “Come Home, It’s Suppertime.”

The folklife play won the Governor’s Tourism Award in 2008, which was quite a feather in the cap of a town, population 2000, Steed said.

“We really appreciated the recognition,” she said. “It was a great honor. But, just as much, we appreciate people who leave the We Piddle Around Theater saying the play is just like being at home at suppertime.”

The cast, crew and musicians total about 45. “Come Home” is performed by local storytellers, ages 8 to 80-something. The music is traditional and the audience can’t help but sing along.

The folklife play is set during the Great Depression, when times were hard on everybody.

“‘Come Home, It’s Suppertime’ is about the struggles of the Great Depression and the people who survived it,” Steed said. “The play tells the story of Hard Times. The stories will make you laugh and then they will put a lump in your throat. The stories were originally told by people in our area who lived hard times. We hope those who come to supper with us leave carrying those stories in their hearts as we do in ours.”